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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 21, 1983 - Page 3
Dummy rifles
banned from
'U' dorm rooms

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By THOMAS MILLER
Future military leaders enrolled in
the University's Naval Reserve Of-
ficers' Training Corps will have to
march home without their practice
rifles, officials agreed last week.
The realistic dummy rifles, which
lack a firing mechanism and have lead-
filled barrels, look so much like the real
thing that dormitory building directors
were concerned they might upset
residents.
ACCORDING TO Markley building
director Charla Weiss, concern about
the rifles surfaced a few weeks ago af-
ter one of the cadets living in Markley
told her resident advisor that she was
bringing the rifle home to practice.
The resident advisor took the issue to
Weiss, who said she didn't think the
habit was a good idea.
"I expressed my strong concern with
having anything resembling a weapon
in the dorm to other building direc-
tors," Weiss said.
COL. ROBERT Colter, who heads the

Navy program, said the cadets had
been taking the rifles to their rooms to
practice drill routines for years.
"Some of them (cadets) would like to
get better faster," Colter said. "But
this year we made them go to their
R.A.'s to let them know what (the
dummy rifles) were.,,
Building directors from throughout
the University discussed the issue with
the University's housing department to
determine what could be done about the
situation Weiss said.
HOUSING representatives contacted
Navy officials, who agreed to keep the
practice rifles out of residence halls.
"Nobody ever responded before, but
we don't want to make an issue out of
this."
Colter acknowledged that some of the
sensitivity about the dummy rifles
stems from the shooting deaths of two
students at Bursley in April of 1981.
"I wouldn't want people to get so used
to seeing the practice rifles that they
wouldn't be alert to the real thing,"
Colter said.

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In response to neighbors complaints about her noisy pet chickens, Christy
Tilley has put her hens on a leash. City officials in Bondurant, Iowa have ex-
tended the city's dog leash law to include poultry, cats, and snakes.
-HAPPENINGS-
Highlight
They're cooking the world's largest Sicilian pizza today at the Michigan
Union, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Slices of the pizza will be sold starting at 5:30
p.m., and proceeds will benefit the United Way.
Films
Alternative Action-Fame, 7 & 9:15 p.m., MLB 3.
AAFC - The King of Comedy, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 4.
CFT - Love and Death, 7 & 10:30 p.m., Start the Revolution Without Me,
8:40 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Cinema Guild - Dr. Strangelove, 7 & 9 p.m., Lorch.
Mediatrics - Small Change, 7 & 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Cinema II - Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, 7 p.m., Bringing Up
Baby, 8:45 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
German Dept.; Netherlands - American University League - Johan Van
der Keuken Festival, Filmmaker's Holiday, Beauty, and Iconoclasm-A
Storm of Images, 7:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.
Performances
School of Music-Chamber Choir, Thomas Hilbish, conductor, 8 p.m., Hill.
Theater and Drama - "Spell #7," by Ntozake Shange, 8 p.m., Power Cen-
ter.
Young Peoples Theater - "David and Lisa," 8 p.m., Community High
Auditorium, 401 N. Division.
Canterbury Loft; Common Ground Theatre - "Children of a Lesser God,"
8p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre.
Ark - Dan Crary, 8 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Performance Network; Michigan Labor Theatre - "Dangerous Times," 8
p.m., 408 W. Washington.
Ars Musica - Concert, J.S. Bach and Telemann, 8 p.m., Bethlehem Chur-
ch, 423 S. Fourth.
Speakers
Guild House - Conversations on How Women Grow and Change, Ann
Marie Coleman, noon, 802 Monroe.
South & Southeast Asian Studies - Jorge Ammanuel, "The Aquino
Assassination: Indicator of Deteriorating Conditions in the Philippines,"
noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Computing Center - Workshop, Forrest Hartman, "TELL-A-GRAF,"
1:30 p.m., 76 BSAD.
Communication - Julia Kagan, discussing the market for women's
magazines in New York City, noon, 2035 Frieze.
Anthropology- Katie Stewart, "Narration as World View," 4 p.m., 2053
LSA.
Aerospace Engineering - Undergraduate seminar, Leroy Presley,
"Overview of Aerodynamics Research at Ames Research Cednter," 3:30
p.m., 107 Aerospace Engineering Bldg.
Meetings
Korean Christian Fellowship - Bible study meeting, 9 p.m., Campus
Chapel.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Class, 7:30 p.m., University Reformed Church.
Duplicate Bridge Club - Open game, 7:15 p.m., League.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 5 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Chinese Christian Students Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., Memorial Christian
Church.
New Jewish Agenda - Sahabbat Potluck, service & discussion of Recon-
structionist Judsaism, 1347 Wines Drive.'
Miscellaneous
Women's Athletics - Volleyball, Michigan vs. Indiana, 7 p.m., CCRB
gym.
Museum of Art - Art break, Dorothy Farhat, 12:10 p.m.
Evans Scholars - Annual car bash, 3-5 p.m.
U-M Folk Dancing - Mideastern dancing, 8 p.m., request dancing 9:30-
midnight, 3rd floor dance studio, corner State & William.
Theatre Dept. - Costume Sale, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 1528 Frieze.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

AN EVENING WITH
THE Jim Morrison &
d
Featuring Two Unforgettable Hours Of Rare and Exciting
Film Footage of JIM MORRISON and THE DOORS!
UNMI

' moves to boost
minorities, profits

(Continued from Page 1)
search for someone to fill the new post
would be limited to applicants from
within the University. He said he hopes
to hire someone by the beginning of
1984.
THE CREATION of the position is the
result of several months of discussion
among University officials concerning
the University's problems in minority
areas. Last summer, administrators
had hinted that some sort of position to
deal solely with minority affairs would
be created.
But Frye has said that since that
time, University officials decided that
isolating an individual to handle the
issue would only worsen the problem
because the entire burden would be
dumped on that one individual.
The University also plans to create a
"Commission on Minority Student Af-
fairs" to assist the new administrator.
That panel will consist of faculty mem-
bers, students, administrators, and
alumni.
IN OTHER ACTION yesterday, the
Regents approved by a 5-1 vote a
University investment of $200,000 for
the Michigan Research Corporation
(MRC).
MRC officials have said that the new
organization needs $1 million to get off
the ground, but that the money invested
by the University will allow it to
examine some 40 proposals already
submitted by University professors.
The MRC's staff will advise faculty
members and aid them in transferring
their research into products by
providing the capital they need to
develop prototypes and possibly even
begin production.
REGENT BAKER, who cast the sole
opposing vote, questioned whether the
University wanted to involve itself in a
corporation over which it won't have
control. As investors, the University
will only control as much stock as it
buys - and that amount will soon be a
minority once the MRC begins to find
other investors.
"I have been supportive of the con-
cept of providing the faculty with an
opportunity to be rewarded in a prac-
tical way for their research," Baker
said.
"I am less sanguine about the idea of
taking a (professor's) products which
are proprietary in nature and
marketing them without any control
over the process," he added.
BUT REGENT Thomas Roach (D-
Saline) said that the investment was
essential because it "brings more
research (money) from the private sec-
tor at a time when federal research
(grants) are down."
The administration reported that
Ronald Olson, a professor in the
House vote
cuts aid to
Nicaragua
(Continued from Page i)
the State Department's inter-American
affairs bureau, met in Managua last
week with D'Escoto and Nicaraguan
leader Daniel Ortega.

medical school, will be named the part-
time executive officer on Nov. 1.
Also at their meeting yesterday, the
regents approved a $203.8 million
request for state aid in 1984-85. That
figure represents a 25 percent or $40.8
million jump from last year's request.
Vice President Frye said that the
University needs $19.3 million of the in-
crease just to keep up with rising costs.
The other $21.5 million is intended for
faculty and staff salaries, student
financial aid, maintenance, and library
books. A half-million dollars of that in-
crease is intended for a proposed Center
for Basic Education Enrichment - an
organization which would allow the
University to play a stronger role in the
state's primary and secondary
educational systems. The money would
allow faculty time to work directly with
teachers and administrators to im-
prove education.

Malicious Intent

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